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The Truth is Out There...

Advantages: Unusual concept, celebrity author
Disadvantages: Not very funny

Okay, it's confession time. I'll admit that I read this book purely to give me an opportunity to enter this month's 'Ciao lottery' - with 'Holy Cow' being the only item amongst this month's selection that caught my eye. After all, a story written from the ...

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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Udderly fantastic!

Advantages: Hilarious, could not put it down
Disadvantages: It ended

I came across this book whilst browsing the latest epubs on a site I regularly use to keep me ereader filled. I was immediately intrigued, as having been an X-files fan as a child, and having had a bit of a crush on David Duchovny as a youngster, I was s ...

Nymphypig 03.06.2015 Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Vintage Wodehouse

Advantages: Light-hearted, crisply written, amusing asides, likeable people
Disadvantages: Content and style doesn't appeal to everyone

It was a bit of a shock to realise that Ive been reading PG Wodehouse books, off and on, for over forty years now. He wrote satirical - and often highly amusing - novels featuring the upper classes in the early part of the 20th century. My father introdu ...

Kukana 06.05.2015 Read full review
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Review of A Damsel in Distress - P.G. Wodehouse

Rudeness Does Not Equal Humour

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Rude, disgusting, sexist, homophobic, rarely funny

I picked up this book on a bargain shelf for a pound, and I think even that was too high a price for what I got. This book is a collection of tweets, comments, and little cartoons from Alec Sulkin, Artie Johann, and Michael Desilets, writers of the TV s ...

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Review of Robots Feel Nothing When They Hold Hands - Alec Sulkin

A modern Aesop with fables of manners and human behaviour

Advantages: Funny and very thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Don't let the illustrations and cute characters fool you - it's not for kids.

Meet David Sedaris David Sedaris is a hard man to pigeonhole. Hes not a comic, hes not a stand-up but he has elements of both. Hes a writer - but much more than just a writer. Hes a performer - but one so understated that you could be forgiven fo ...

koshkha 14.06.2015 Read full review
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Review of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris